At last, Pinoy Pool prominence in cue sports was restored in the 27th SEA Games.
Surigao's former 8 Ball world champ Dennis Orcollo picked up the Men's 10 Ball gold on Wednesday after defeating fellow Pinoy Carlo Biado 9-7 in the final match at the Wunna Theikdi Billiards Hall in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.
The gold was the first for the Philippine Billiards team after they stumbled in Mens and Women's 9 Ball and in One Cushion Billiards.
Orcollo, nicknamed “Robocop” ended the game with a flourish, drilling home a difficult 5-10 combination to seal victory in the last rack.
Both Filipinos disposed of Vietnamese opponents in the semifinals. Biado took out Thanh Kien while Orocllo eliminated Anh Tuan. In the quarters, Orcollo defeated Nitiwat Kanjanasri, the Thai who had just a few days earlier booted him out of the 9 Ball competition.
The gold wraps up a terrific year for Orcollo, the 2011 SEA Games 9 Ball champ. Earlier in the year Orcollo teamed up with Lee Vann Corteza to win the WorldRead More »from SEA Games: Pinoys Orcollo and Biado snare gold-silver finish in 10 Ball